Anabasis | Side Project Brewing

AnabasisAnabasis
BA SCORE
100%
Liked This Beer
4.79 w/ 51 ratings
AnabasisAnabasis
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
sideprojectbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Anabasis is our barleywine that was brewed with American malt and hops, but fermented with a strong English Ale strain to provide rich toffees, fruity hops, with a strong leathery, caramel backbone. Bourbon, vanilla and gentle oxidation showcase the 24 months of bourbon barrel aging that Anabasis went through to reach maturity.


Added by Dicers on 02-09-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#481
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
51
Liked:
51
Avg:
4.79/5
pDev:
3.76%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YvesB
5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brian29
4.84/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of KevBot89
4.88/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MichaelCoyne
4.96/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had batch 2 on site from a keg. Easily the best barleywine I have ever had in my life. This shit is fire. If you are able to track down a bottle (will take a lot), you wont be disappointed

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MeLoynes
4.81/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.31/5  rDev -10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
4.74/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mmcurran
4.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
4.5/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of whitenads
4.78/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.51/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.49/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml waxed bottle, served in a Side Project stemmed glass. Pours a darker brown body, one finger offwhite head, one finger white head, good retention, nice lacing. Smell is rich caramel, earth, toffee, bourbon, oak, vanillin. This is very much the barrel-aged barleywine. Flavour follows, heavy oak, caramel, toffee, vanillin, oak, slight earth, nice complexity, fairly sweet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, nice toffee and barrel on the finish. A very nice and heavy barleywine with a lot of sweetness; it doesn't seem to offer more oomph than say, Revolution Straight Jacket for example. I feel like this is a bit overhyped despite this being an excellent barrel aged English Barleywine.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.82/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of coz
4.71/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stefko
4.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WeisGuy
4.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drahodo
4.81/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fthegiants
4.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.77/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Batch 2

L: darker brown pour but black in he glass. No head, lifeless.
S: bourbon and caramel sweetness, by not a huge aroma.
T: more flavor as it it warms, but this is bourbon barrel forward. This had some typical caramel covered raisin sweetness, but those flavors are heavily trumped by the barrel. A bit of a let down but still amazing because the barrel is delicious and smooth.
F: medium thickness but so darn smooth. Slight booze and heat but in a good way.
O: fantastic beer, definitely let it warm to bring more of the typical barleywine flavors in balance with the great barrel.

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4.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

B2 at the cellar. Traded my first bottle(b1) 18 months and 62 trades ago as my first trade. Thanks Morandi, especially enjoyed befuddlement especially, but I'm happy to finally have this puppy tonight!

It's dark brown. No bubbles. Smells boozy as booze. Rum booze. Booze good. Stell-ahh!

Taste begins with Carmel (autocapitalize as if we're in Carmel by the sea. by the Sea). Quoth my buddy "the booze kind of dissipates. How does he do that? You're writing this down? I'm getting orange. And then the coconut. You have to mention the coconut. Like a toasted toasted pina colata."

Me: "yes! You are killing this beer review. And it has dates." Buddy thinks I'm taking about romantic dates or a beer named dates. Who would name a beer "dates?"

Katie of the cellar: "Yes. review is great. Like ..."

Buddy: "Is this too much? Are they going to lose this?" Buddy keeps insisting this is like derivation. This is not like derivation except in how it is thick with goodness.

Mouthfeel is very good. Full and not bubbly. Nor am I.

Great beer. Beer is great!

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Photo of gibgink
5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch #2 at the brewery on 3-4-17. Shared 3 ways so my wallet didn't feel the pain that much. Pours extreme dark brown with no head. This is a spectacular example of how barrel aging a barley wine can transform into a whole different brew. Sweet and succulent on the nose, with toffee and caramel notes blended with a light barrel note. Taste is off the chart. There was a grainy particulate or something that my tongue picked up that melted on the tongue and the toffee flavor that became borderline chocolate. Incredible.

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Anabasis from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 100% out of 100 with 51 ratings
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